We headed up for Sacramento and didn't have a lot of traffic, which was fine with me since I was driving. That was nice. Happily, we got off before all the construction started and stopped at Nugget. They had Sobon and some of it was on sale *yay*. We got a couple other things and headed over to Land Park. The entrance where we were supposed to meet our friends was closed. We sent them a text and they lead the way into the park from another entrance (they close it off when they are worried that it might get too busy). The park was packed, but they knew of a nice little spot.
it was great to see them after so long and we talked about travel and life in general while having some great sandwiches from Vic's. They had four trips lined up for next year and are hoping to go on at least one of them.
We got back on the road at about one and headed over to IKEA. What a nightmare. I mean, the place is always packed, but it seemed like every person in the city was there. We parked and that's when I saw the line. According to the woman at the door, it was about an hour wait. The air was starting to get bad, it was in the 90's and I was wearing pants. Ugh.
I called it at that point and we headed back out to Roseville. That drive went fairly well, although there was more traffic that I would have liked. Our first stop was Frye's, where I took advantage of their rest room and put my shorts on. Happily, they had everything that TBG needed, so that was a win.
He also decided that we needed to stop at REI, as I need to replace my snorkel shirt and Cost Plus because we lost ours. I was not happy about this originally, but since we didn't get into IKEA, it wasn't a problem (I can walk, but there are limits). REI was a bust, which I had already figured - fall is not the time to shop for swim suits. cost Plus was actually next door, so I was able to get the votives I wanted along with a few other things.
So, back on the road at 2:15 to head home... because of construction, we decided to use Hwy 99. TBG drove home so I got to enjoy the scenery. it would have been better if the freaking a/c worked all the time. It cuts out at random times. The trip was a bit more interesting because we rarely use 00. It was a little slow in spots, but not too bad. We got back about 3:40 to very unhappy cats (they are usually fed by 3).
We put stuff away and I took a breather before starting dinner. The soup came out fine, but the garlic bread we bought at the Nugget gave TBG heartburn. He was so tired that he was in bed and sleeping by 7. He was wiped out. Me, too...
And thus ended our big day out!